Job prospects for Medical laboratory technologists

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Medical laboratory technologists ( 3211 )

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Newfoundland and LabradorFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in Newfoundland and Labrador for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment is expected to remain relatively stable.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Newfoundland and Labrador region:

  • Approximately 450 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 56%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 31%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 95% compared to 84% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 5% compared to 16% for all occupations
  • 86% of medical laboratory technologists work all year, while 14% work only part of the year, compared to 56% and 44% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 31 weeks compared to 26 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of medical laboratory technologists are self-employed compared to an average of 6% for all occupations.
  • Regional outlooks

Avalon Peninsula Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in the Avalon Peninsula region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment is expected to remain relatively stable.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Avalon Peninsula region:

  • Approximately 220 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 68%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 24%
Notre Dame-Central-Bonavista Bay Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

South Coast–Burin Peninsula Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

West Coast–Northern Peninsula–Labrador Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Prince Edward IslandGood

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in Prince Edward Island for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Prince Edward Island region:

  • Approximately 100 people worked in this occupation in May 2015.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 70%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 23%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 92% compared to 83% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 8% compared to 17% for all occupations
  • 75% of medical laboratory technologists work all year, while 25% work only part of the year, compared to 58% and 42% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 29 weeks compared to 27 weeks for all occupations.

Nova ScotiaGood

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in Nova Scotia for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

This occupation is heavily employed in hospitals, so government budgets will sometimes limit hiring. Recent lab closures only affected positions of those eligible for retirement so the current unemployed pool remains fairly small. Recruitment efforts have included looking outside the the province for candidates.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Nova Scotia region:

  • Approximately 750 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 55%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 37%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 85% compared to 80% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 15% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • 82% of medical laboratory technologists work all year, while 18% work only part of the year, compared to 62% and 38% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 28 weeks compared to 30 weeks for all occupations.
  • Regional outlooks

Annapolis Valley Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in the Annapolis Valley region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Additional information is available at the provincial level.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Annapolis Valley region:

  • Approximately 60 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 66%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 34%
Cape Breton Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in the Cape Breton region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Additional information is available at the provincial level.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Cape Breton region:

  • Approximately 130 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 66%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 19%
    • Nursing and social assistance (NAICS 623-624): 9%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 6%
Halifax Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in the Halifax region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Additional information is available at the provincial level.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Halifax region:

  • Approximately 410 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 61%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 31%
North Shore Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in the North Shore region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Additional information is available at the provincial level.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the North Shore region:

  • Approximately 110 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 63%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 23%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 8%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 7%
Southern Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in the Southern region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a few new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Additional information is available at the provincial level.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Southern region:

  • Approximately 60 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 61%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 39%

New BrunswickGood

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in New Brunswick for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the New Brunswick region:

  • Approximately 700 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 71%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 21%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 5%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 88% compared to 83% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 12% compared to 17% for all occupations
  • 78% of medical laboratory technologists work all year, while 22% work only part of the year, compared to 60% and 40% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 31 weeks compared to 29 weeks for all occupations.
  • Regional outlooks

Campbellton–Miramichi Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in the Campbellton - Miramichi region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Campbellton - Miramichi region:

  • Approximately 90 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 76%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 21%
Edmundston–Woodstock Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in the Edmundston - Woodstock region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Edmundston - Woodstock region:

  • Approximately 40 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 92%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 6%
Fredericton–Oromocto Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in the Fredericton - Oromocto region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Fredericton - Oromocto region:

  • Approximately 60 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 60%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 28%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 6%
Moncton–Richibucto Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in the Moncton - Richibucto region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Moncton - Richibucto region:

  • Approximately 130 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 89%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 7%
Saint John–St. Stephen Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in the Saint John - St. Stephen region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Saint John - St. Stephen region:

  • Approximately 110 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 74%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 18%

QuebecGood

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in Québec for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in Québec:

  • Approximately 4,850 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 79%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 15%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 87% compared to 80% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 13% compared to 20% for all occupations
  • 69% of medical laboratory technologists work all year, while 31% work only part of the year, compared to 58% and 42% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 37 weeks compared to 33 weeks for all occupations.
  • Regional outlooks

Abitibi-Témiscamingue Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Bas-Saint-Laurent Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region:

  • Approximately 100 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 94%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 6%
Capitale-Nationale Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in the Capitale-Nationale region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Capitale-Nationale region:

  • Approximately 500 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622):more than 95%
Centre-du-Québec Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in the Centre-du-Québec region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Centre-du-Québec region:

  • Approximately 110 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622):more than 95%
Chaudière-Appalaches Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Côte-Nord Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in the Côte-Nord and Nord-du-Québec regions for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Côte-Nord and Nord-du-Québec regions:

  • Approximately 130 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622):more than 95%
Estrie Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in the Estrie region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Estrie region:

  • Approximately 240 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622):more than 95%
Gaspésie–Îles-de-la-Madeleine Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Lanaudière Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in the Lanaudière region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Lanaudière region:

  • Approximately 250 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622):more than 95%
Laurentides Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in the Laurentides region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Laurentides region:

  • Approximately 420 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 95%
Laval Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in the census metropolitan area of Montréal, including the Laval region, for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the census metropolitan area of Montréal, including the Laval region:

  • Approximately 2,300 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 94%
Mauricie Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in the Mauricie region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Mauricie region:

  • Approximately 120 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622):more than 95%
Montréal Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in the census metropolitan area of Montréal for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the census metropolitan area of Montréal:

  • Approximately 2,300 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 94%
Montérégie Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in the Montérégie region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Montérégie region:

  • Approximately 940 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 92%
Nord-du-Québec Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in the Côte-Nord and Nord-du-Québec regions for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Côte-Nord and Nord-du-Québec regions:

  • Approximately 130 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622):more than 95%
Outaouais Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in the Outaouais region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Outaouais region:

  • Approximately 210 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 89%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 7%
Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in the Saguenay - Lac-Saint-Jean region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Saguenay - Lac-Saint-Jean region:

  • Approximately 160 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622):more than 95%

OntarioFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in Ontario for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Ontario region:

  • Approximately 5,650 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 61%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 29%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 85% compared to 79% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 15% compared to 21% for all occupations
  • 75% of medical laboratory technologists work all year, while 25% work only part of the year, compared to 63% and 37% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 36 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • Less than 5% of medical laboratory technologists are self-employed compared to an average of 12% for all occupations.
  • Regional outlooks

Hamilton–Niagara Peninsula Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in the Hamilton - Niagara Peninsula region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Hamilton - Niagara Peninsula region:

  • Approximately 610 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 92%
Kingston–Pembroke Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in the Kingston - Pembroke region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Kingston - Pembroke region:

  • Approximately 280 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 90%
Kitchener–Waterloo–Barrie Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in the Kitchener - Waterloo - Barrie region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Kitchener - Waterloo - Barrie region:

  • Approximately 360 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 93%
London Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in the London region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the London region:

  • Approximately 360 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622):more than 95%
Muskoka–Kawarthas Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in the Muskoka - Kawarthas region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Muskoka - Kawarthas region:

  • Approximately 160 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 91%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 9%
Northeast Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in the Northeast region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment is expected to remain relatively stable.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Northeast region:

  • Approximately 210 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622):more than 95%
Northwest Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in the Northwest region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Northwest region:

  • Approximately 120 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622):more than 95%
Ottawa Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in the Ottawa region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Ottawa region:

  • Approximately 570 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 87%
Stratford–Bruce Peninsula Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in the Stratford - Bruce Peninsula region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Stratford - Bruce Peninsula region:

  • Approximately 110 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622):more than 95%
Toronto Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in the Toronto region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Toronto region:

  • Approximately 2,580 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 90%
Windsor-Sarnia Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in the Windsor - Sarnia region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Windsor - Sarnia region:

  • Approximately 300 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 95%

ManitobaFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in Manitoba for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Manitoba region:

  • Approximately 750 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 63%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 27%
    • Provincial and territorial public administration (NAICS 912): 6%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 85% compared to 79% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 15% compared to 21% for all occupations
  • 77% of medical laboratory technologists work all year, while 23% work only part of the year, compared to 64% and 36% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 35 weeks compared to 31 weeks for all occupations.
  • Regional outlooks

Interlake Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

North Central Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

North Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Parklands Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

South Central Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Southeast Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Southwest Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Winnipeg Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in the Winnipeg region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Winnipeg region:

  • Approximately 460 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 91%

SaskatchewanFair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in Saskatchewan for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Saskatchewan region:

  • Approximately 500 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 59%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 30%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 83% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 17% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 72% of medical laboratory technologists work all year, while 28% work only part of the year, compared to 62% and 38% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 35 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • Regional outlooks

Northern Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Prince Albert Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Regina–Moose Mountain Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in the Regina - Moose Mountain region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Regina - Moose Mountain region:

  • Approximately 200 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 90%
Saskatoon–Biggar Region Fair

The employment outlook will be fair for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in the Saskatoon - Biggar region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment decline will lead to the loss of some positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Saskatoon - Biggar region:

  • Approximately 180 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 87%
    • Professional, scientific and technical services (NAICS 54): 8%
Swift Current–Moose Jaw Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Yorkton–Melville Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

AlbertaGood

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in Alberta for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to a moderate number of new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Alberta region:

  • Approximately 3,300 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 68%
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 24%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 74% compared to 81% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 26% compared to 19% for all occupations
  • 73% of medical laboratory technologists work all year, while 27% work only part of the year, compared to 59% and 41% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 34 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • Regional outlooks

Athabasca–Grande Prairie–Peace River Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in the Athabasca - Grande Prairie - Peace River region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Athabasca - Grande Prairie - Peace River region:

  • Approximately 200 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622):more than 95%
Banff–Jasper–Rocky Mountain House Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in the Banff - Jasper - Rocky Mountain House region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Banff - Jasper - Rocky Mountain House region:

  • Approximately 200 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622):more than 95%
Calgary Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in the Calgary region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Calgary region:

  • Approximately 1,110 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 94%
Camrose–Drumheller Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in the Camrose - Drumheller region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Camrose - Drumheller region:

  • Approximately 210 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 94%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 6%
Edmonton Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in the Edmonton region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Edmonton region:

  • Approximately 1,260 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 91%
Lethbridge–Medicine Hat Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in the Lethbridge - Medicine Hat region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Lethbridge - Medicine Hat region:

  • Approximately 250 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 91%
    • Federal government public administration (NAICS 911): 9%
Red Deer Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in the Red Deer region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Red Deer region:

  • Approximately 190 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 90%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 10%
Wood Buffalo–Cold Lake Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

British ColumbiaGood

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in British Columbia for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • A moderate number of positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the British Columbia region:

  • Approximately 2,950 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Hospitals (NAICS 622): 48%
    • Ambulatory health care services (NAICS 621): 45%
  • The distribution of full-time and part-time workers in this occupation is:
    • Full-time workers: 77% compared to 77% for all occupations
    • Part-time workers: 23% compared to 23% for all occupations
  • 70% of medical laboratory technologists work all year, while 30% work only part of the year, compared to 57% and 43% respectively among all occupations. Those who worked only part of the year did so for an average of 37 weeks compared to 32 weeks for all occupations.
  • Regional outlooks

Cariboo Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in the Cariboo region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Cariboo region:

  • Approximately 100 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 86%
    • Educational services (NAICS 61): 14%
Kootenay Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in the Kootenay region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Kootenay region:

  • Approximately 80 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622):more than 95%
Lower Mainland–Southwest Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Not many positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Lower Mainland - Southwest region:

  • Approximately 1,830 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622): 92%
Nechako Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

North Coast Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Northeast Region Undetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Thompson–Okanagan Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in the Thompson - Okanagan region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Thompson - Okanagan region:

  • Approximately 330 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622):more than 95%
Vancouver Island and Coast Region Good

The employment outlook will be good for Medical laboratory technologists (NOC 3211) in the Vancouver Island and Coast region for the 2019-2021 period.

The following factors contributed to this outlook:

  • Employment growth will lead to several new positions.
  • Several positions will become available due to retirements.
  • There are a small number of unemployed workers with recent experience in this occupation.

Here are some key facts about Medical laboratory technologists in the Vancouver Island and Coast region:

  • Approximately 490 people work in this occupation.
  • Medical laboratory technologists mainly work in the following sectors:
    • Ambulatory health care services and hospitals (NAICS 621-622):more than 95%

Yukon TerritoryUndetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

Northwest TerritoriesUndetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

NunavutUndetermined

An employment outlook has not been assigned to this occupation in this region due to low levels of employment.

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